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Apr 11, 2022

GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Softball at South Carolina

No. 18/17 Clemson (30-10) at South Carolina (23-17)

GAME SETUPS

  • 🆚 Opponent: South Carolina
  • 🗓 Date/Time: Tuesday, April 12 • 7 p.m.
  • 📍 Venue: Carolina Softball Stadium • Columbia, S.C.
  • 📺 Watch: ESPNU
  • 📊 Stats: Live Stats 

Clemson: Roster | Schedule | Game Notes (PDF)

PREVIEW

  • Clemson takes a 30-10 overall record and a nine-game winning streak into Tuesday’s game in Columbia.
  • In the last nine games, Clemson has hit at least one home run in every game (22 total), tallied 71 RBIs, recorded 75 hits and scored 75 runs.
  • The Tigers have outscored opponents 212-88 in games this season, including run-ruling 11 different opponents in 12 games.
  • Clemson has 286 hits through 40 games, including posting 44 doubles and 49 home runs.
  • The Tigers’ pitching staff is posting a 1.89 ERA through 259.2 innings of work and struck out a combined 259 batters.

LO-GO-LEO

  • Redshirt sophomore Alia Logoleo has been on fire the last couples weeks at the plate.
  • Two weeks ago at North Carolina, Logoleo hit three home runs, including two in the opening game of the series.
  • Prior to UNC, she hit a homer in the first game against South Carolina in McWhorter Stadium.
  • Last week, Logoleo clocked two homers, including a three-run bomb in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game to complete Clemson’s comeback victory.
  • In the last 11 games, she has 22 RBIs off 13 hits and 13 runs scored.
  • Logoleo leads the team with 37 RBIs and is tied for the team lead in home runs (10).

MCKENZIE “PIE” CLARK

  • Sophomore McKenzie Clark got off to a slow start in 2022 but hit her stride nicely in the middle of the season ready to prove why she was an ACC Preseason Selection.
  • Clark, best known by her nickname “Pie,” has been flexible and productive in the lineup floating between the leadoff and second spot.
  • Last time against the Gamecocks, Clark was only a triple away from hitting for the cycle after clocking a single, double and home run with two runs scored.
  • Clark is batting .348 in conference play with 16 hits – including five home runs – 14 runs scored and 11 RBIs.
  • On the season, Clark is batting .311 off 38 hits with 20 RBIs and 32 runs scored. She has also stolen six bases and hit seven home runs – including an inside the park home run vs. Akron.
  • Defensively, Clark is one of three consistent starters that has posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage covering the center field grass with ease and grace putting her on pace to be in the top running for an inaugural Golden Glove Award.

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